Beautiful, deep colour. Aromatically mysterious like a great hand of cards played close to the vest. Black olive, cold earth, cured meat, tumbled river rock, cool camp ash, black and blue fruit live here in the dense and elegant elixir.
96 Points - James Suckling
This has wonderful, leafy character with hints of chocolate, tobacco and berries. Full-bodied, but not heavy. Firm tannins and a spicy finish. Very complex. Eccentric. A touch of Viognier gives it an edge.
95 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
Blackcurrants, sliced strawberries, cured meats, and dried herb notes all emerge from the 2017 Syrah The Beautiful Powerline Vineyard, and it shows a more seamless, elegant style that still carries considerable power and richness. Polished, nicely concentrated, and long, give it another 3-4 years if you can. This comes all from clone 470 of Syrah and was co-fermented with 3% Viognier.
95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Dark purple to the core with a soft purple rim, the 2017 Syrah The Beautiful offers aromas of Walla Walla funk, with baked stones, stewed black fruit and lingering black spice tones with a hint of oak on the nose. Medium to full-bodied, the wine is expressive and pleasurable across the palate, showing impeccable balance and remaining slightly funky before ending with a remarkably long finish. Bravo!